The 911 Sport Classic is the most powerful manual 911 to date!
If there’s an automotive manufacturer in the world that thrives on its rich heritage, it is Porsche. The 911 Sport Classic is a testament to exactly that. From the iconic ducktail spoiler and the Fuchs rims to the pepita houndstooth pattern on the seats and other retro details, it is as old school as modern 911s get.
Let’s start with the exterior. The 911 Sport Classic gets the wider body of the Turbo models, but it does away with the side air intake for a sleeker design. It also features a ducktail spoiler – a hallmark of the Sport Classic and a nod to the Carrera RS 2.7, as are the Fuchs rims. The 992-gen Sport Classic also gets a double-bubble roof and an exclusive new paint – Sport Grey Metallic, which is inspired by the 356’s Fashion Grey. Other colour options include a solid Black, Agate Grey Metallic, and Gentian Blue Metallic.
There are a few special details on the exterior of the Sport Classic, including the Porsche Heritage badge on the engine cover, a gold model designation, gold Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur badges on the fenders, the historic Porsche crest, and an optional (no-cost) Heritage livery.
The interior gets the pepita houndstooth pattern on the seats, which was first seen as an option on the 911 in 1965, and a Black and Cognac theme. There is a gold limited edition badge on the passenger side of the dashboard, a classic-style needle in the analogue rev-counter, which also gets green digits that hark back to the 356. Even the digital displays get a specific Heritage theme.
Aside from all this, there are plenty of historic Porsche crests and Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur badges peppered around the cabin to remind you that this is no ordinary 911.
Of course, if you were to drive the 911 Sport Classic, the fact that it is no ordinary 911 would become quite clear, fairly soon. At the back is a 3.7-litre twin-turbo flat-six, which makes a stonking 543bhp, which is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed manual!
The suspension setup is based on the 911 GTS and Turbo models, with Porsche Active Suspension Management and sport suspension as standard, with altered front spring rates to suit the Sport Classic.
Only 1,250 examples of the Sport Classic will be made, which is a whole 1,000 units more than we saw in the case of the 997-gen Sport Classic. But if you aren’t lucky enough to get your hands on one, Porsche will offer bits like the pepita houndstooth trim as optional extras on regular 911 models as well.